3-year-old Elmo joins youngest Americans to get vaccinated


V is for vaccine.

Elmo received a COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, according to Sesame Workshop, the educational nonprofit behind “Sesame Street.”

In a public service announcement posted on YouTube, the beloved 3.5-year-old ‘Sesame Street’ star spoke with her dad about what it was like to get shot.

“There was a little pinch, but it was okay,” Elmo said in the video.

Elmo’s father said he had lots of questions for the pediatrician, who assured him that vaccines are safe and effective for children.

“Was it safe? Was it the right decision? I spoke to our pediatrician so I could make the right choice,” Louie said in the PSA. “I’ve learned that getting Elmo vaccinated is the best way to keep ourselves, our friends, neighbors and everyone else healthy and enjoying the things they love.”

Vaccinations against COVID-19 for the youngest Americans began last week. This means that American children under the age of 5 – around 18 million young people – are eligible for the injections.

US regulators cleared Moderna and Pfizer’s firings. The Moderna vaccine is two doses and the Pfizer vaccine is three.

Last November, Big Bird got vaccinated, drawing criticism from some conservative politicians. Texas Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican, called it “government propaganda”.

The CDC advises vaccination even for those who have already had COVID-19 to protect against reinfection, and says it’s okay to get other vaccines at the same time.

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